The Bull Hill Workshop Outhouse Builder, Restorer, Speaker & Publisher
The Bull Hill Workshop Outhouse Builder, Restorer, Speaker & Publisher 

A good sized seat next to a long narrow one charecterized this kybo. 

This very early 20th century was built with no frame. That was corrected after it was rebuilt & restored.

The framless wonder.

Although rebuilt at times, this Westchester, Ct. thunder box contains elements dating back to 1736. It is located along a direct road midway between Gen'l Rochambeau's  hussar camp from Lauzun's Legion and the Marlborough Tavern where Gen'l Washington is said to have stayed.

Typical 1700's seat from a surviving 1736 privy. Note the multiple auger holes along the circumference which the builder used to inset a key hole saw to complete the job. 

Rustic carpenters cut out a shape in which a person could place their hand as an equivilant to a doorknob. Expensive metal hardware was used on the more visible structures. 

Contrary to the belief of some, the crescent was not used as a symbol for the illiterate as literacy in colonial America is said to have been over 99%.

Need to know something about old Kybos? Ask an old timer with a real mind. What does a hand-held plastic brain know about using an outhouse? 'Cept it should be dumped down the pit with them old whiskey bottles.

 

 

Millington, Ct. School Privy

This past winter, I restored the historic Millington schoolhouse privy. The schoolhouse dates to the 1850's. This outhouse shows obvious signs of previous restoration which has compromised some of the original aspects, but is in better shape overall, than most from this era.

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